SURVEY: which amp ended up being your biggest disappointment?

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TRIODEROB

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which amp did you buy, thinking you were going to love it,
the reviews were great, the price was right, people on
the web sites were doing back flips over it.

you get it home, fire it up and think - oh CRAP!

ITS - NOT - THAT - GREAT


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TRIODEROB

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for me it was a brown era fender princeton
got it off ebay ,thought i would love it,
just never could get into its tone
go figure
 

SlipRake

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I didn't buy them, but brought them home to try. They weren't right for me.

VHT Pitbull - spongey and flabby.

Mesa MK IV or V (long time ago), not sure. Way too thick - cold molasses fudge all over the place. Great for mid thickness and texture, but, otherwise, unuseable for my style.
 

Jimmydeez

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Originally posted by SlipRake
Mesa MK IV or V (long time ago), not sure. Way too thick - cold molasses fudge all over the place. Great for mid thickness and texture, but, otherwise, unuseable for my style.
+1

I also could not get a useable tone out of the 2nd channel without having the cleans go to s#!t.
 

big mike

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Mesa MkIII ( I got a bummer one)
DSL Marshall, ( Actually I liked it for a while, but my taste changed)
 
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Sean C

Flagtech Guitron. The hype was amazing, but the tone just wasn't there.
 

Kiwi

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Reverend Hellhound 1x12. Tinny, thin sound, even cranked. Three chords, and the truth emerged: I wasn't digging it.

Then pieces started breaking off: input jack, handle, and the reverb tank failed. I got it fixed up (and major props to Joe Naylor for standing behind the product) and bailed.

Kiwi
 

Leonc

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Well the two amps I probably liked the least (in recent memory) were my Koch Multitone and Bogner Ecstacy Classic. In both cases...I just could NOT relate to the clean tone. In both cases the overdriven sounds weren't what I thought of as good enough to outweigh the lack of what I consdier a great clean.
 

loverocker

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Another vote for the Mesa MkIII here, and the Cornford Harlequin was a let down, too (though I never had it long enough to break the speaker in).
 

jeffnmoe

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Dr. Z Prescription. Instantly bonded with every other Z I've owned or played, but the Rx has always left me as flat as a two day old Coke.
 

stark

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My first amp, an old solid state Univox. I never could get a great tone out of it. Maybe it was the early sixties no name Japanese guitar that was the problem. I even got an old huge wooden TV cabinet with a 12" speaker in it to make a stack, but that didn't help.

Adam Stark
 

SuperReverb2

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Matchless Chieftain 2 x 12 with "their" Vintage 30's. Sounded VERY tight and constricted. The cleans were "OK," but for the life of me, I could NOT bond with the overdriven tone. Couldn't sell it fast enough. :confused:

Two-Rock Opal and Custom. GREAT sounding amps, but just not my cup of tea. Bonded with the tone (more or less) but just couldn't get my brain (or my hands for that matter) around the "feel." May try one again sometime in the future, but if I do, I will choose the speakers VERY carefully. Currently, Classic Lead 80's top my list.







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